Friday, May 16, 2014

My Breather Moment

Through the magic of Twitter, I happened upon a cool new project called BREATHER.  It's a program created by Julien Smith that rents out little rooms in big cities for short breaks.  

…and when I say short, I mean hours - not days.  Yes, I've rented a private room by the hour in the middle of New York City.  When I told my friends about it, they suggested I'd be wandering into a no-tell-motel…but so far this seems like a sweet little sanctuary in the midst of midtown mayhem.

The studio I've just settled into has a Mad Men styled sofa, an enticing jar of Tootsie Rolls, and a clean, white table set-up for productivity. The mayhem of 36th Street is buzzing below me, but I feel quite relaxed. The 60's color palette is soothing and the whole place is making me wish I had a private office to wander into every day.  

Breather seems like a great idea for freelancers or performers who have to come and go all day.  It's definitely better to chill out in a serene environment like this than it is to kill time in uncomfortable coffee shops or diners.  At $25 an hour, it would be a perfect place to hold a little meeting.

As for me, I'm going to grab one of the magazines perched behind the couch and enjoy a little time to myself.

For more info about Breather, take a look at their website:

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